• A bale of cotton weighs 227kg.
• The fibre from one 227kg cotton bale can produce 215 pairs of jeans, 250 single bed sheets, 750 shirts, 1,200 t-shirts, 2,100 pairs of boxer shorts, 3,000 nappies, 4,300 pairs of socks or 680,000 cotton balls.
• Cotton can absorb up to 27 times its own weight in water
• Cotton was originally grown in several different colours including rust, brown and light purple.
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